Crimson clover

Species: Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.)
Cultivars: Dixie, Tibbee, Flame.
Origin: Europe
Use: Grazing, hay, green manure
Description:
General:Life Span: 2-3 feet tall; erect; pubescent leaves; absence of water-mark.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Soil drainage:
Rainfall:
5.5-7.0
Sandy, sandy-loam.
Well drained soils.
30-70 Inches.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
15-20 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$10-15/A
December, February-April
4000-5000 Lbs/Ac
Notes:
  • Moderate bloat potential.
  • Most commonly overseeded into perennial pastures due to its early maturity.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to crimson clover (Type R).
  • Early forage production (advantage if overseeding a hay meadow).
  • Excellent reseeding vigor.
  • Iron chlorois is a problem on alkaline soils.

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